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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Fall usually brings cooler weather and changing leaves. So far the weather isn’t cooler and the majority of us are …

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Apple Time!

The topic everyone is talking about here in Alexander County is the heatwave we are still experiencing. Fall is …

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Honey Bee Swarms

Honey bees often swarm in the spring and early summer when their population increases rapidly and conditions inside the …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the County Administration …

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Feeder Calf Grading Workshop

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Harward Brothers Livestock Market, 2207 Turnersburg Highway, Turnersburg, NC Please RSVP to …

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2019 NC Agritunity Conference

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Join us for an on-farm session to experience hands-on pruning for different age blueberry plants. Other blueberry management practices …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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Small Fruit Plant Sale

Now is the time to order your fruit trees and plants. The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center are now …

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This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

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Cover Crops for Organic Farms

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Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

Passage of the the National Organic Program’s final rule in 2001 marked the beginning of …

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Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

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Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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